Burntstump Seely C of E Primary Academy

Inspire and Aspire



Who are we?


  • Carol Kay – Chair of the Governing Body

I have been a governor now at Burntstump Seely Primary for over for three years, and chair of governors for almost 2 years. I am a foundation governor which means that I was appointed by St Paul’s Church to be on the school governing body. As well as leading the local governing board I have responsibility for monitoring school improvement, for making sure that safeguarding policies and practices are in place, for checking how the fund for disadvantaged children is spent and helping with the appraisal of our headteacher.

I have worked in primary schools for over 35 years, first as a class teacher and then later in my career as an assistant headteacher, and finally as an acting headteacher.

Although now retired from teaching I am still passionate about education and enjoy coming into school to meet and talk to the staff and children, watch concerts and plays as well as to attend meetings.


  • Sally Baylis - Foundation Governor

I am the Vicar at St Paul's Church, Daybrook and have been on the Governing Body at Burntstump Seely for just over eleven years.  I enjoy sharing  worship at the school and helping to develop our Christian ethos.



  • Sue Ellis – Foundation Governor

I have been a foundation governor at Burntstump Seely since November 2016. I am a retired hospital pharmacist and parent of four adult sons. I am interested in education and am keen to be involved in enabling children to achieve their potential. Being on the governing body of this friendly caring school is a privilege as it becomes embedded into the Southwell and Nottingham Multi-academy Trust . I am particularly interested in promoting the distinctive nature of a church school. From my professional life I have transferable experience of staff appraisal, staff recruitment, inspection frameworks and risk management. I endeavour to offer my full support to the Head teacher and all staff as the school strives to achieve “Good” Ofsted status.


  Governor Membership List 2020-21


Minutes from Governor Meetings:


Burntstump Seely 2017 Autumn Mins.doc


Burntstump Seely 2018 Spring Academy Mins.doc


Burntstump Seely 2018 Summer Academy Mins.doc


AccountabilityPanelMeeting11thOct18 (4).docx


Autumn Term Minutes of the Full Governing Body Dec 2018.docx


Minutes of Full Governors Spring 2019.docx




Governors Record of Attendance 2018-2019.docx


 Register of Business Interests Forms 2019-20.pdf


Register of Business Interest Forms 2020-21